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Steinbeck, John The Moon Is Down , New York: The Viking Press, 1942.

First Edition. Fine/Fine. Bound in the publishers royal blue cloth hardboards with silver title lettering and tooling to spine. Authors name and title of book blindstamped to front board. The 188 pages remain in crisp, clean condition with no inscriptions and are tightly bound. This is the second state of the first edition. Book sits solid and square with all hinges strong. Blue cloth binding is fresh and unfaded with all corners remaining sharp. A very crisp, presentable copy. Housed in the distinctive dustwrapper with the excellent blue coloured jacket illustration by Frank Lieberman. Neatly priceclipped otherwise a fine, fresh example of the dustwrapper. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. Steinbecks first novel that takes place outside America. Photographs of the book and the dustwrapper are available on request. An exceptional copy throughout of this absorbing John Steinbeck novel. (Book ref. 000642 )  £ 59.50

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